LWVIC Board of Directors:
LWVIC Board of Directors: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
The Board of Directors of the LWVIC meets the third Monday of the month at 7 pm in the PASEC room (1005 Oak Street, 2nd Floor).
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Joining the League of Women Voters of Indiana County also confers membership in the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the League of Women Voters of the United States.
Dues are $55 a year, payable to LWVIC. Student memberships are $16.00. Checks can be mailed to treasurer Sandy Whitson, 403 Elm St., Indiana, PA 15701. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about joining the League.
*Although membership was opened to men in the 1970’s, we keep our original name to honor those women who struggled for 70 years to bring the vote to women. The League was formed in 1920 to help newly enfranchised women become educated about the political process.
The Board meets monthly. Meetings are open to any member. There are two general membership meetings a year—a pot luck dinner in January and our Annual Meeting in May. We have several active committees who meet regularly and often schedule information meetings for our members.
We produce an online Indiana County Voters Guide for November elections and hold a Candidates Night prior to Election Day co-sponsored and broadcast by local radio stations.
Looking for Sunshine: Protecting Your Right to Know
The League of Women Voters Education Fund has created this Resource Guide to assist Leagues in dealing with this era of increasingly difficult public access to government information. This guide provides an overview of the most significant federal and state lawsthose that protect and those that restrict public access to government information. It also suggests various ways that Leagues can become more active in this area, and identifies other national and state organizations involved in these issues.